24th Jan, 2018

INTERVIEW: Tank in positive mood ahead of Vase encounter

FOOTBALL: BOROUGH boss Darren Tank remains in a confident mood ahead of his side’s County Vase game, despite losing top scorers Adam Shaw and Sam Lockley.

Shaw has left to join Midland Premier League side Coventry United while Lockley steps up to play for Rugby Town.

But Tank remains confident his men can get the job done against Darlaston Town.

He said: “It’s a blow to lose two players but their goal scoring records speak for themselves, there was always going to be interest from other clubs.”

One bright spot to come out of Borough’s last league game was the performance of youngster Louis Askew, who made his debut.

Tank said: “Louis has stepped up to the mark and slotted into the side nicely, I thought it was one of the best debuts I have see from a 16-year-old.

“He still has a lot to learn, but so have all our young players.”

Darlaston, who play in the West Midlands Regional League, have already disposed of Coventry Alliance Premier outfits AEI(Rugby) and Christ the King in previous rounds, but Tank is keen for his side to progress.

He said: “We have some of our more senior players back on Saturday, and while the league is the ultimate goal it’s nice to have the quick results that cup competition’s give.

“It’ll be tough but we’ll give it our best shot.”

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